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The Belem
« on: January 03, 2008, 05:29:47 PM »
It is Spanish tradition to make a recreation of Belem during the Christmas. The three Wise men offer the presents to Jesus.

One friend has won the prize in the village this year.



He has made every thing, the palm, the houses, wall...The day, the night...


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Re: The Belem
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008, 06:18:56 PM »
very nice. good luck for next year.

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2008, 06:28:21 PM »
that's really cool.  nice to know some place in the world remembers what Christmas is for!
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2008, 07:55:05 AM »
in the US you don't do it? i thought it's a christian tradition. hundreds of them are made across our country, some are exhibited throuought the year, and the number and size of them is growing every year. there are even "live ones" .

nice to see this from other parts of the world, all of ours are "green" hehe

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2008, 11:09:46 AM »
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nice to see this from other parts of the world, all of ours are "green" hehe

We will use the watering cane next time and any reindeers. :-D

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2008, 09:54:02 PM »
in the US there is a very vocal minority who have worked very hard to keep anything "Christian" out of view.  they do not want any public grounds or buildings to display Christian Christmas decorations. some even want Christmas trees removed.  of course other religions and celebrations are fine.  it comes from a gross misinterpretation of the 1st amendment to our constitution which reads;

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2008, 06:10:06 PM »
Yea, they don't get the difference between freedom of and freedom from[/]  :roll:

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008, 08:18:37 PM »
That is the Oasis fort from Enemy Territory, very realistic!

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Re: The Belem
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008, 09:58:21 PM »
That is the Oasis fort from Enemy Territory, very realistic!
ahahahha OH LOL. god i love it when people compare RL to something from games.

 

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